Scholar Bios

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Ickpyo Hong, OTR, PhD

Assistant Professor

Yonsei University South Korea


Lead Mentors
K. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
T. Reistetter, PhD, OTR

Research Areas

Item response theory, comparative effectiveness research, patient-reported outcomes, international disability comparisons


  • 2009 BS, Occupational Therapy, Yonsei University, South Korea
  • 2012 MS, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2016 PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC
  • 2017 Postdoc, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch

Current Research Funding

K12 HD055929 (Ottenbacher) 09/25/07 – 08/31/22: National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NICHD), NIH
Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
Goal: Recruit and train junior faculty in rehabilitation research. Role: Scholar (5/1/18-present)

R01 HS024711 (Reistetter) 07/01/16-06/30/20: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Development and Evaluation of Rehabilitation Service Areas
Goal: develop and evaluate rehabilitation service areas for impairment groups who receive high cost post-acute services in inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and long-term care hospitals. Role: Co-Investigator

Recent Publications

Hong I, Reistetter TA, Díaz-Venegas C, Michaels-Obregon A, Wong R. Cross-national health comparisons using the Rasch model: findings from the 2012 US Health and Retirement Study and the 2012 Mexican Health and Aging Study. Qual Life Res. 2018 May 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Hong I, Karmarkar A, Chan W, Kuo YF, Mallinson T, Ottenbacher KJ, Goodwin J, Andersen CR, Reistetter TA. Discharge Patterns for Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients Going from Acute Care Hospitals to Inpatient and Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Burns SP, Schwartz JK, Scott SL, Devos H, Kovic M, Hong I, Akinwuntan A. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Facilitate Return to Driving and Return to Work in Mild Stroke: A Position Paper. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Mar 6. pii: S0003-9993(18)30152-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Hong I, Yoo EY, Kazley AS, Lee D, Li CY, Reistetter TA. Development and Validation of the Activities of Daily Living Short Form for Community-Dwelling Korean Stroke Survivors. Eval Health Prof. 2018 Mar;41(1):44-66.

Wilmskoetter J, Bonilha H, Hong I, Hazelwood RJ, Martin-Harris B, Velozo C. Construct validity of the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10). Disabil Rehabil. 2017 Nov 9:1-11.

Simpson AN, Wilmskoetter J, Hong I, Li CY, Jauch EC, Bonilha HS, Anderson K, Harvey J, Simpson KN. Stroke Administrative Severity Index: using administrative data for 30-day poststroke outcomes prediction. J Comp Eff Res. 2018 Apr;7(4):293-304.

Li CY, Romero S, Simpson AN, Bonilha HS, Simpson KN, Hong I, Velozo CA. FIM-Minimum Data Set Motor Item Bank: Short Forms Development and Precision Comparison in Veterans. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Mar;99(3):534-541.e2.

Li CY, Romero S, Bonilha HS, Simpson KN, Simpson AN, Hong I, Velozo CA. Linking Existing Instruments to Develop an Activity of Daily Living Item Bank. Eval Health Prof. 2018 Mar;41(1):25-43.

Hong I, Woo HS, Shim S, Li CY, Yoonjeong L, Velozo CA. Equating activities of daily living outcome measures: the Functional Independence Measure and the Korean version of Modified Barthel Index. Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Jan;40(2):217-224.

Hong I, Lee MJ, Kim MY, Park HY. Item-level psychometrics of the ADL instrument of the Korean National Survey on persons with physical disabilities. Qual Life Res. 2017 Oct;26(10):2867-2875.

Hong I, Han A, Reistetter TA, Simpson AN. The risk of stroke in spouses of people living with dementia in Korea. Int J Stroke. 2017 Oct;12(8):851-857.

Li CY, Romero S, Simpson KN, Bonilha HS, Simpson AN, Hong I, Velozo CA. Linking existing instruments to develop a continuum of care measure: accuracy comparison using function-related group classification. Qual Life Res. 2017 Sep;26(9):2563-2572.

Hong I, Dodds CB, Coker-Bolt P, Simpson AN, Velozo CA. How Accurately Do Both Parents and Health Professionals Assess Overweight in Children? Pediatr Phys Ther. 2017 Jul;29(3):283-285.

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